Mariena Jones
Mariena Jones, LLMSW


Master of Social Work | Wayne State University

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Development | Michigan State University


  • English


  • In Person
  • Online

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Priority Health
  • Self Pay

Type of Therapy

  • Psychodynamic Therapy

Patient Population

  • Adults
  • Teens

Issue Focus

  • Anxiety / Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • OCD
  • Personality Disorders
  • PTSD / Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Substance Abuse
  • Work / Career


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About Me: Mariena Jones

When life feels overwhelming and hard to navigate, therapy can offer a consistent and safe environment of support. It is important for me to develop a collaborative and trusting relationship with you to serve as the foundation for growth. You are the expert of your own experience. Our goal will be to understand what is causing your challenges and help you develop and practice the skills you need in order to improve your life. I will meet you where you’re at and focus on the work we do together in a strength-based way, free of judgment. I believe in integrating all aspects of the individual into the therapeutic experience to view challenges through a holistic approach.

I pursued my BA from Michigan State University in Early Childhood Development, and earned my Master’s of Social Work from Wayne State University. My experience includes working with teens and adults in a trauma-informed, evidence-based practice setting. Through a psychodynamic lens, I have experience working with clients to treat depression, anxiety, mood and personality disorders, PTSD, OCD, sexual trauma, grief and loss and couples conflicts. I draw from a variety of techniques, tools, knowledge, and experience to inform my practice and best meet your needs.

I hope to build a working relationship with you, rooted in understanding and fostering an intentional connection to your highest self.

My Unique Approach to Therapy

What makes my approach unique? I am regularly asking for feedback from my patients. How is the treatment going? Are we addressing issues you care about? Do you feel you are making measurable progress? At Start My Wellness, we help people actively engage in making therapy as useful and user friendly as possible. We use this feedback to improve treatment methods, guide therapist training and improve overall customer satisfaction. We believe this patient-centered approach makes Start My Wellness world-class.

Specialized & Extended Training

What makes Mariena Jones stand out is her high level of education and experience. She, along with all Start My Wellness therapists, attends at least 120 hours of extensive ongoing training and personal development per year in treating anxiety, depression, work stress, and relationship problems. This rigorous instruction differentiates Mariena from others in the field and allows her to provide the highest quality of service to patients.

David Sims
David Sims
I received an affordable, thorough psychological assessment by Dr. Bloom. He was very helpful, knowledgeable and insightful. I very much appreciate the service he offers because full neuropsychological testing is expensive and nearly unobtainable for people with certain types of insurance. I paid out of pocket and it was worth every cent.
Curtis Jemison
Curtis Jemison
It's not normal for me to write reviews. The service that I received from the staff at Start my wellness, was absolutely amazing! The response and help from Rayven at the front desk was extremely helpful. She was able to walk through the process without making me feel rushed or pressured. She was knowledgable of the everything I need to be seen in a timely and professional manner. The treatment team was caring and warm. I didn't feel like "Just another patient", or embarrassed about my conditions. Thank you all for helping me.
Sabreen Nafsu
Sabreen Nafsu
I love talking with Laila. I feel really comfortable and she seems genuinely kind. I look forward to my appointments with my psychiatrist now thanks to her, which is something I never thought I would say.
Chelsey Steele
Chelsey Steele
I love this place. I look forward to coming here! Everyone is helpful around the office and my particular person help me stay sane every week!
Irene Roberts
Irene Roberts
Wonderful practice. Provide primarily virtual sessions which is preferred for me. Dr. Marashi is very knowledgable and helped me finally for the first time in my adult life nail down a combination of medications to help manage my PMDD and ADHD struggles. I could not have achieved everything I have in the past year without her support and knowledge. I recommend to everyone that struggles with their mental health.
Pearl Fonbuena
Pearl Fonbuena
They understand and listen. Couldn’t ask for a better place to go to!
Sean Gossard
Sean Gossard
Lauren Anderson is the best!